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Old Guardian - Temecula Red Wine Barrel-Aged - Stone Brewing Co.

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Old Guardian - Temecula Red Wine Barrel-Aged
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 3.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: facundoCNB on 06-18-2013)
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%

poured a very dark amber/brownish burgundy hue with 2 fingers of creme colored head which gave off tons of lacing. a beautiful looking barleywine. the nose fills with tons of sweet barley and caramel aromas, with a hint of wood, banana, and strawberries.

i've had plenty of variations of old guardian and nothing comes close to how sweet this one is. so much barley and caramel malt flavor, but with a very sweet fruityness to it that makes it go down so easy! the abv is dangerously masked by all the sugary fruityness of this beer. i am getting a slight grapey feel towards the finish, but it is very subtle.

full body with a low amount of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. this is definitely a treat and i am very grateful to have gotten to try this one. as far as all the variants i've had (belgo, oak smoked, different years.. etc) this is the best version of old guardian to hit my mouth.

06-18-2013 00:32:38 | More by facundoCNB
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-07-2013 05:45:29 | More by drewone
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moonknight31

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-24-2013 05:34:10 | More by moonknight31
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-04-2014 18:25:25 | More by BillRoth
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arizcards

Arizona

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from the Stone Company Store in late July for $15.00.

Beer poured a dark amber with a nice off white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is wonderfully sweet malts, a bit of citrus, and a bit fruity.

Taste is very sweet but in a good way as there is enough hops to keep things balanced. Malt backbone is huge with a hint of citrus and piney hops, a hint of fruit from the barrels.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth.

Overall this is dangerously drinkable with having close to three years of age on it and the mellowing wine factor. It was a bit pricey but very enjoyable. Recommended if you see it at the Company Store.

11-30-2013 00:24:40 | More by arizcards
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-05-2013 03:41:30 | More by gueuzegossage
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-12-2014 04:36:09 | More by azdback
Old Guardian - Temecula Red Wine Barrel-Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
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